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CHSTM, University of Manchester: Lunchtime Seminar: More than buildings for medical treatment – hospitals from 20th century in the city of Porto, Portugal, 4th October, 1pm

‘More than buildings for medical treatment – hospitals from the 20th century in the city of Porto, Portugal‘, Monique Palma (NOVA School of Science and Technology, CIUHCT, Portugal) This is a work in progress which one of the aims is to create a roadmap of medical spaces in Porto, Portugal. A roadmap is a tool to…

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CHSTM Seminars, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester are very pleased to announce that CHSTM Research Seminars are back. They aim to produce a varied programme featuring invited speakers from institutions across Britain and the world, ranging from well-known senior figures to promising younger members of the profession. They are particularly keen to foster an interdisciplinary atmosphere; alongside all…

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Virtual #HSTM: Making Public History of Medicine in Northern Ireland, 4th October 1-2:30pm ET (6pm GMT)

Event Information Making Public History of Medicine in Northern Ireland October 4 at 1-2:30 PM ET Register in advance for this meeting:–SWf2mIWOMXVY After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Join us on October 4 at 1-2:30 PM ET, in our first collaboration with the History of Science, Technology…

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Doctors for Export

Prof. Greta Jones Emeritus Professor, Ulster University The origins of this book are in 2004. In that year, due  to the generosity  of  the Wellcome Trust, I received a grant allowing two years respite from teaching and administration at Ulster University to investigate the history of Irish doctor emigration from Ireland. The period chosen was roughly commensurate with two central pieces of legislation in the history of  medical practitioners. The first was the  Medical Act of 1858 which applied across all  the nations of the United Kingdom  and which created the Medical Register. Entry on the Register meant that graduates…

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The Character of Scientific Speech: John Tyndall’s American Lecture Tour

Diarmid A. Finnegan Geography, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University, Belfast In September 1872, lists of visiting speakers appearing in the advertising columns of American newspapers gave every impression that the upcoming lecture season would prove to be the best yet. “What a cataract of foreign manufactures we are to have,” one writer observed. Among them was the journalist Emily Faithfull, about to make her debut in the United States, and bringing with her “a list of no less than fifteen discourses.” This “fine elocutionist” was sure to draw appreciative audiences up and down the Eastern seaboard, keen…

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